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Published April 27, 2016

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The latest annual crime report shows that Grosse Pointe Shores continues to be one of the safest places to live anywhere.

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Published April 27, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Grosse Pointe City experienced a slight increase in crime from 2014 to 2015, but the community remains a fairly safe one.

In the recently released annual report for 2015, Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni acknowledged that index crimes — the more serious types of offenses — rose by 3 percent over 2014 levels, from 103 incidents in 2014 to 106 in 2015. 

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Published April 27, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — There’s good edgy and there’s bad edgy. Grosse Pointe Park’s pool marcite, at the Olympic-sized pool at Windmill Pointe Park, falls into the latter category.

City Manager Dale Krajniak said the marcite bottom is supposed to be redone every seven years, and the Park’s pool is in its eighth year.

“As the marcite wears … it gets sharper and sharper,” he explained during an April 11 City Council meeting.

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Published April 26, 2016

DETROIT — If Robert “Bob” Bashara, 58, thought testimony from his former handyman, Joseph “Joe” Gentz, 52, would secure him a new trial for the murder of his wife, Jane Bashara, he was in for quite a shock.

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Published April 26, 2016

METRO DETROIT — Even though it’s spring, you can treat your mom to a winter wonderland this Mother’s Day.

The Parade Company Studio in Detroit is opening its doors Mother’s Day weekend, May 6-7, for private, behind-the-scenes tours of its 200,000-square-foot warehouse, which is home to floats, costumes and props used in the annual America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van.

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Published April 21, 2016

DETROIT — Country Club of Detroit/Schoolcraft College Executive Chef Executive Chef Brian Beland — with help from with Sous Chef Amy Knoles — won the third annual East vs. West Competition during the Spring 2016 Food and Wine Event at Eastern Market April 6.

Chefs from the east side of the state competed with peers from the west side, where they faced judges such as Pete Loren, director of culinary development for Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace.

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Published April 20, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — As they work on the budget and planning for future expenditures, officials in Grosse Pointe City are examining their priorities to determine what the most important projects, policies and purchases might be for the next two years.

Every two years, after a City Council election, the council prepares goals for the next two years. The mayor serves a two-year term, and the council members serve staggered four-year terms, so a portion of the council is up for election every two years.

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Published April 20, 2016

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Not all of the visitors to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House grounds this spring are of the human variety. The wooded estate on Lake St. Clair also is home to more than 150 species of birds, at least for part of the year.

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Published April 20, 2016

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The officers of the Grosse Pointe Shores Public Safety Department take their mission of protecting and serving very seriously.

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Published April 19, 2016

DETROIT — Will Joseph Gentz testify or won’t he? 

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Published April 19, 2016

GROSSE POINTES — In reaction to the Flint water crisis, Grosse Pointe Public School System officials voluntarily had the schools tested to determine the safety of the building’s drinking water and water for other uses. 

This past weekend, officials received the results of its water screening sampling and analysis for lead and copper. The sampling was conducted March 29-31.

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Published April 19, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS —  Families whose students attend the Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit will benefit from the generosity of the Grosse Pointe South High School community.

The school’s Student Association is holding its annual canned food drive April 18-22. Students, staff, parents and community members can drop off nonperishable items — macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, oatmeal, granola bars, cereal, peanut butter, pasta, dry milk, olive oil and more — at the school until Friday.

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Published April 13, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Last year, Grosse Pointe Farms went from being a fairly safe community to an even safer community.

The annual crime report for 2015, which was released recently, shows that crime fell in all of the index categories — the more serious offenses — between 2014 and 2015. Most significantly, there was only one robbery in 2015 as compared to four robberies in 2014, burglaries fell from 20 in 2014 to nine last year, and larcenies dropped by 22 incidents, from 89 reports in 2014 to 67 in 2015. 

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Published April 13, 2016

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Bijay Nayak was always on the go.

“If you would have met him, you would think he was on rocket fuel,” his wife, Laura Gaskin, said. “His birthdate was July 24 and he was on 24/7.”

Nayak, who held a doctorate in mechanical and manufacturing engineering and was the director of global quality at EASi LLC, lived life to the fullest until he passed away from oral cancer on April 11, 2014. 

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Published April 12, 2016

DETROIT — The grace and beauty of dance have inspired artists for centuries, but the Detroit Institute of Arts is zeroing in on a particular time and place to explore the connections between these art forms in a new special exhibition.

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Published April 6, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — The weather might not be conducive to planting just yet, but the volunteers behind the Backyard Community Garden project are looking forward to the start of the planting season.

Mary Martin, planner for the Backyard Community Garden — located in the area of Mack Avenue and Wayburn Street — announced the nonprofit’s plans for improvements on the parcel this spring during a March 14 City Council meeting. 

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Published April 6, 2016

DETROIT — In honor of National Donate Life Month this April, the St. John Transplant Specialty Center, located within St. John Hospital and Medical Center, will host a temporary art installation titled “Donate Life.” 

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Published April 5, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — They’ve entertained everyone from governors to rock stars to the corporate elite with class and panache, and now Tom and Diane Schoenith, of Grosse Pointe City, are taking a fond look back at the last 50 years.

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Published March 30, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Some college professors prefer to work with upperclassmen and graduate students, who might be more mature and focused by that point in their academic careers, but artist Robert Schefman couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with freshmen.

The College for Creative Studies professor chairs the freshman foundations program, a program for students just entering art school.

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Published March 30, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Several of Grosse Pointe City’s public safety officers were honored in front of an audience of City leaders, residents, friends and family members for their work in 2015.

Although not all of the honorees were available for the presentation, Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni announced the awards and the reasons behind them during a March 21 City Council meeting.

Introducing Poloni, Mayor Dale Scrace said the awards are something “we all look forward to every year.”

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